However you choose to mark the northern hemisphere midwinter-time or the southern hemisphere midsummer-time and the advent of a new Gregorian calendar year, we hope you have a safe and happy time with your loved ones. Whether it is Christmas, Hannukah, Krampusnacht, Saint Nicholas Day, Pancha Ganapati, Saturnalia, Yule, Koliada, Yalda, Hogswatch, Diwali, Kwanzaa or something else entirely that you celebrate, we wish you peace, joy, health and success, for the rest of 2021 and for all of 2022.
If you are looking for Christmas Songs from the Tim Readman catalogue to add to your seasonal playlists there’s a couple we’d recommend. From the Out of the Green album by Tim Readman and Jennie Bice there’s Alan Hull’s seminal Winter Song which was a highlight of Lindisfarne’s annual Christmas show at Newcastle City Hall for many years.
Also there’s the ever-popular Christmas With The Beatles from the Newcastle Road album Under the Influence. We hope you enjoy them!
TIM READMAN AND PRAIRIE WOLFE
Tim and Prairie Wolfe had a great time at Vancouver’s legendary Rogue Folk Club playing a double header with Blackthorn earlier in December. The show was live streamed by Hubcast Media and should be available eventually for public consumption. Watch this space for more.
Meanwhile here’s a few photos taken by the Rogue’s Artistic Director Steve Edge. There’s been some talk of making a recording of the duo but nothing has been decided as of yet!
THE ANCIENT ART OF WEAVING
The last album by The Eventually Brothers features 12 songs, each one being set in a particular month of the year, arranged in chronological sequence, taking you all the way from January to December. It has been receiving healthy airplay on folk and roots radio across North America, including stations in New York, Ontario, North Carolina, Louisiana, British Columbia, New Hampshire, Saskatchewan, New Jersey and New Mexico. There’s also been some radio support in Australia, Hawaii and the UK, all of which is much appreciated.
Entitled simply ‘December’ it’s a slow soulful ballad. As Christmas approaches a rambler returns home, knowing full well that his stay is only temporary. New travel adventures await, and once the season is over wanderlust will do what it must.
Since ’tis the season to be merry, we thought you’d let you know that Tim is currently writing and recording songs with his Chronolord band mate and The Eventually Brothers producer, Andy Cooke, on an album of new original Christmas songs. We thought it might be ready for this year but we got kinda busy so it’s slated for a 2022 release. We’ll let you know when we know! The working title is 12 Hits of Christmas – and why not? It helps us to end the year, and this newsletter on a wildly optimistic note!